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Scholarships and Bursaries

Every year Brunel University London offer over 600 scholarships, bursaries and discounts to HOME, EU and INTERNATIONAL students. Our wide range of scholarships and bursaries are awarded based on a whole range of criteria - are you eligible? Read the terms and conditions listed below to find out.

How do I apply? 

The majority of our scholarship awards require an application to be submitted. To be considered, you will need to be in receipt of an offer on one of our courses starting in 2023 and have submitted the relevant application form in line with the terms and conditions. Further details can be found below. 

Brunel Bursaries are based on under-represented criteria and most of our bursaries do not require an application. Please check the individual terms and conditions below.

Meeting the eligibility criteria does not equate to entitlement to a scholarship or bursary. Please use the tool below to locate the most relevant scholarship and bursary for you, if you have any questions, please email

Important Information regarding Scholarships, Bursaries and Brunel University London Discounts 

If you are eligible for more than one scholarship or bursary, you will be awarded the scholarship or bursary with the highest monetary value. Please check EACH terms and conditions page below for further information on the criteria. If you are applying for a scholarship or discount and have been asked to submit evidence along with your application, please do so in a timely manner. If your application is incomplete, the scholarships team will not be able to assess your application. Each individual terms and conditions will advise you on how evidence should be submitted.

Banco de Mexico FIDERH Scholarship

Brunel University London and the Mexican Fund for Human Resources Development (FIDERH) have partnered to provide full time students on Postgraduate taught and Postgraduate research courses with a 15% discount on tuition fee's. The Scholarship is for Mexican students in receipt of a loan or financial support from FIDERH, a trust managed by the Central Bank of Mexico. The applicant should apply for the programme at Brunel in the usual way and apply for a FIDERH loan. More information regarding the application process and deadlines can be found on the FIDERH website. If you have any questions, please contact: 
Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 15% discount Open for applications

British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM 2023/24

UPDATE: We have now contacted all shortlisted candidates for interview. If you have not received an invite then you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for taking your time in submitting an application. Brunel is proud to support the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM. For 2023 we are offering five fully funded scholarships for female students from the Americas region (eligible countries only, see below) as part of the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM. We are looking for women with a background in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM. This scholarship is only available to full-time international students only and will only be paid once for each eligible level of study, subject to meeting progression requirements. What does it mean to receive a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM? Hear from some of our 21/22 scholars as they talk about what it's like to receive a scholarship and study STEM at Brunel here
Postgraduate Varies Closed for applications

Brunel Family Discount 2023/24

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 10% off the tuition fees for every year of the course Open for applications

Brunel Graduate Discount 2023/24

Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 15% discount Open for applications

Brunel Medical School International Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2023/24

Brunel Medical School (BMS) is pleased to offer 5 prestigious scholarships for International students. The scholarship scheme is for overseas fee-paying applicants only and the awards will be based on merit.
Undergraduate 15% of the annual tuition fee Open for applications

Brunel Sanctuary Scholarship 2023/24

The Brunel Sanctuary scholarship is an extremely important step towards enabling people who have fled persecution and are seeking asylum in the UK to be given the opportunity to attend higher education. The scholarship was introduced in 2018 and is open to eligible students who have received an offer to study on a full time Undergraduate course starting in September 2023. Brunel pathway College (BPC) applicants are eligible to apply for the Scholarship.
Undergraduate Please see the below. Closed for applications

Brunel University London Bursary 2023/24

The Brunel University London Bursary (BULB) is a cash award available to full-time Home fee paying students beginning Undergraduate courses at Brunel University London and the Brunel Pathways College (BPC) in September and aims to support students from low income households who are either mature or from an area of deprivation, as identified by the index of multiple deprivation (further details can be found below).
Undergraduate £1,000- £3,000 Open for applications

Care Leaver Bursary 2023/24

The Care Leaver Bursary is a cash award only available to all eligible students beginning a full-time Undergraduate course or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Brunel University London and the Brunel Pathway College (BPC) in September 2023.
Undergraduate £2,000 cash award Open for applications

Chevening (External Scholarship) 2023/24

Postgraduate Closed for applications

COLFUTURO Scholarship (Only eligible for Colombian applicants)

Two tuition fee discounts of 50% for two Masters or PhD students for a maximum of three years Plus 15% discount on tuition for all eligible COLFUTURO beneficiaries for a period of one year for Masters programmes and three years for PhD.For more information refer to the COLFUTURO website. Please click here.
Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 15-50% discount. Open for applications

College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences (CEDPS) Academic Excellence Scholarship 2023/24

Undergraduate £2000 Open for applications

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (External Scholarship) 2023/24

Postgraduate Varies Closed for applications

Dean’s International PhD Scholarship for Doctoral Researchers in Health and Life Sciences Terms and Conditions 2023/24

Postgraduate Research £2,000 tuition fee waiver Open for applications

Dean’s International Scholarship for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy) and Life Sciences 2023/24

Undergraduate, Postgraduate £2,000 Open for applications

Discounts 2023/24

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Varies Open for applications

Doctoral Researcher / PhD Studentships

Applications are invited for ONE full time PhD studentship for this project with Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), to be agreed at interview.
Postgraduate Research Varied Open for applications

Doctoral Researcher Funding Opportunities

Postgraduate Research Varies Open for applications

Ealing Trailfinders (ETF) Brunel University London Rugby Academy Scholarship 2023/24

The Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club and the Trailfinders Rugby Academy are fully committed to discovering and developing the most promising and aspirational players to support their journey towards professional rugby through education. This rugby scholarship programme has been developed in conjunction with Brunel University London, allowing you to gain a degree to set you up for the rest of your life academically, as well as pursuing a professional rugby career with a full-time rugby programme.
Undergraduate, Foundation Varies Open for applications

Early Payment Discount 2023/24

All students who are responsible for paying their own course fees in full, and who pay the full amount of fees due at or before their scheduled date of registration, may receive a early payment discount of 2% on the net course fee i.e after the application of any other discounts to which they may be entitled. Further details can be found in the Student Financial Policy.
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 2% discount. Open for applications

External Funding (Includes information on scholarships for CURRENT students) 2023/24

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research Varies Open for applications

FINS SCHEME- Educational Loan for EU Students

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Varies Open for applications

International Excellence Scholarship 2023/24

Undergraduate, Postgraduate £6,000 Open for applications

Life Long Learning Bursary 2023/24

UndergraduateDeadline: 31 July 2023 Full fee waiver Open for applications

Mathematics MSc Scholarship 2023/24

PostgraduateDeadline: 24 July 2023 £3,000 Open for applications

MBA Scholarship (Full-time & Part-time) 2023/24

The Brunel Business School (BBS) are offering a number of prestigious scholarships for UK and overseas (including EU) applicants joining the Brunel MBA in September 2023 and January 2024 of the 2023/24 academic year. Brunel Pathway College (BPC) and Brunel Language Centre (BLC) students can apply for this scholarship after successful completion of their pre-masters’ course. Successful awardees may be expected to undertake specified duties as Brunel Ambassadors for the Brunel Business School (BBS). Activities might involve representing the MBA programme at internal and external marketing and recruitment events, providing guest talks and seminars to undergraduate/postgraduate students, providing reports on each event and writing a Brunel MBA Blog and/or other initiatives as appropriate. In addition, awardees will also be expected to assume mentoring responsibilities as required by BBS. Scholarship winners will be contacted by the MBA or Marketing team as and when participation is required.
PostgraduateDeadline: 1 August 2023 Varies Open for applications

MSc Lightweight Structures and Impact Engineering Scholarship 2023/24

Postgraduate Varies Open for applications

MSc Oil and Gas Engineering Scholarship 2023/24

Postgraduate Varies Open for applications

MSc Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) Scholarship 2023/24

Postgraduate Varies Open for applications

Music Awards

We offer a number of Music Awards each year. Awards enable you to continue your musical development whilst you are at University by covering all or part of the cost of individual professional vocal or instrumental tuition during your time at Brunel. Music award holders will receive up to ten hours of individual music tuition covered per year. For further information, visit the Music awards page.
Undergraduate, Postgraduate Varies Open for applications

NSIRC Scholarships 2023/24

Postgraduate Varies Open for applications

PGCE Access Bursary 2023/24

Postgraduate £2,500 Open for applications

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship 2023/24

Postgraduate 15% discount Open for applications

Postgraduate Care Leaver Bursary 2023/24

PostgraduateDeadline: 31 August 2023 £5000 Open for applications

Sports Scholarship Programme 2023/24

We have a history of supporting talented sportsmen and sportswomen that dates back to the 1960s. The Sports Scholarship Programme is more than just financial assistance; it is designed to the particular needs of athletes with outstanding sporting ability in higher education. For further details please visit our Sports scholarships page.
Undergraduate, Postgraduate Up to £3000 Open for applications

The Dean’s International Scholarship for Dean’s International Scholarship for Electronic and Electrical Engineering 2023/24

Undergraduate, Postgraduate £2,000 Open for applications

Urban Scholarship 2023/24

UndergraduateDeadline: 1 September 2023 £3,000 Open for applications